THE FOLLOWING PAGE OUTLINES THE ARCTIC ZONE POLICY
INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We may collect personal information about you (“personally identifiable information”) when you visit our site, create an account, order products from the retailers linked to our Site, and/or participate in activities found on our Site, such as fan clubs, contests, recipe exchanges, videos, surveys, and promotions. When you browse our store, we also automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address in order to provide us with information that helps us learn about your browser and operating system. Personally identifiable information we or the retailers may collect can include contact and payment information such as your name, e-mail and physical mailing addresses, phone number, and credit card and debit card numbers. If you order products for shipment to others, the retailers may ask for the contact information for your recipients.
We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law to do so or if you violate our Terms of Service.
How do you get my consent?
When you provide us with personal information to complete a transaction, verify your credit card, place an order, arrange for a delivery or return a purchase, we imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.
If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.
How do I withdraw my consent?
If after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailing us at:
Arctic Zone Products Inc.
36 Dufflaw Rd.
INFORMATION COLLECTION PROCESS
When you interact with our Site and exchange email with us, we may collect your internet protocol (IP) address, your computer’s operating system and browser type, Internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the Site, track Site visitors’ movement in the aggregate, and gather demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.
We may use “cookies.” Cookies are very small data files left on your computer by the Site. These files can then be accessed by the Site in the future. Most browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. Most browsers will allow you to erase cookies from your hard drive, block acceptance of cookies, or receive a warning before a cookie is stored; you should refer to your browser instructions or “Help” screen to learn more about cookies. If you block cookies, some portions of our Site may not function properly for your use.
We also use web beacons which allow us to count visitors who have viewed the Site or accessed its features. Web beacons allow us to develop statistical information about the features that most interest our customers and Site visitors for the purpose of providing more personalized content. By setting your browser to display HTML e-mails as text only, you may be able to prevent the use of web beacons. Please consult the “Help” section of your browser for more information.
Here is a list of cookies that we use. We’ve listed them here so you that you can choose if you want to opt-out of cookies or not.
_session_id, unique token, sessional, Allows Shopify to store information about your session (referrer, landing page, etc).
_shopify_visit, no data held, Persistent for 30 minutes from the last visit, Used by our website provider’s internal stats tracker to record the number of visits
_shopify_uniq, no data held, expires midnight (relative to the visitor) of the next day, Counts the number of visits to a store by a single customer.
cart, unique token, persistent for 2 weeks, Stores information about the contents of your cart.
_secure_session_id, unique token, sessional
storefront_digest, unique token, indefinite If the shop has a password, this is used to determine if the current visitor has access.
Email marketing (if applicable): With your permission, we may send you emails about our store, new products and other updates.
We ask our customers and Site visitors who provide their e-mail addresses to let us know if they would like further information from us or our retailers, partners and advertisers. Only those who request it by opting-in will receive follow-up e-mail or other communications from us or third parties. If we are not sure of your preferences, we may ask you about them. We also offer you an “opt-out” option at any time you wish to cease receiving e-mails or other information from us. As is customary in many businesses, we may purchase and use opt-in e-mail lists to contact potential customers. We will honor opt-out requests and ask those providing lists to give us assurances that e-mail contact information is provided only for those people who have expressed a desire to receive offers and information by e-mail.
We do not sell or lease your personally identifiable information to other companies. If you opt in, we may share your personally identifiable information with the following: current or future affiliates or subsidiaries of our company to enhance efficiency and minimize duplication of contacts with you; companies that assist us in improving our Site and our product offerings; and other companies that offer products or services related to our business. We maintain confidentiality and security agreements with these companies and they are not authorized to use your information for any other purposes than to enhance your relationship with us.
We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personally identifiable information We may need to disclose personally identifiable information when required by a court order or legal process.
We may share usage information about Site visitors with reputable third parties for the purpose of targeting any internet banner advertisements on the Site. The information they collect and share through this technology is not personally identifiable. You may notice offers from outside companies advertised on the Site. We take measures to select retailers for our products and other product or service providers that are reputable. However, we cannot make any representations about the practices and policies of these companies.
Privacy Rights under California Civil Code Section 1798.83
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits Site visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of personally identifiable information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an e-mail to email@example.com or write us at: Arctic Zone Products, Attention: Privacy Rights, 36 Dufflaw Road, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2W1, Canada.
Our store is hosted on Shopify Inc. They provide us with the online e-commerce platform that allows us to sell our products and services to you.
Your data is stored through Shopify’s data storage, databases and the general Shopify application. They store your data on a secure server behind a firewall.
If you choose a direct payment gateway to complete your purchase, then Shopify stores your credit card data. It is encrypted through the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). Your purchase transaction data is stored only as long as is necessary to complete your purchase transaction. After that is complete, your purchase transaction information is deleted.
All direct payment gateways adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover.
PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers.
For more insight, you may also want to read Shopify’s Terms of Service (https://www.shopify.com/legal/terms) or Privacy Statement (https://www.shopify.com/legal/privacy).
BUSINESS SALES OR TRANSFERS
In the event that our company or our Site is sold or transferred, or in the event that substantially all of our assets are sold or transferred to a third party, any personally identifiable information collected by us, will be among the transferred assets. By using the Site, you hereby agree to such transfer or assignment of this information.
LINKS TO THIRD PARTY SITES
In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.
However, certain third-party service providers, such as payment gateways and other payment transaction processors, have their own privacy policies in respect to the information we are required to provide to them for your purchase-related transactions.
For these providers, we recommend that you read their privacy policies so you can understand the manner in which your personal information will be handled by these providers.
In particular, remember that certain providers may be located in or have facilities that are located a different jurisdiction than either you or us. So if you elect to proceed with a transaction that involves the services of a third-party service provider, then your information may become subject to the laws of the jurisdiction(s) in which that service provider or its facilities are located.
As an example, if you are located in Canada and your transaction is processed by a payment gateway located in the United States, then your personal information used in completing that transaction may be subject to disclosure under United States legislation, including the Patriot Act.
When you click on links on our store, they may direct you away from our site. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of other sites and encourage you to read their privacy statements.
We use commercially reasonable security measures to safeguard your personally identifiable information in our possession against loss, theft and unauthorized use, disclosure or modification.
To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.
If you provide us with your credit card information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with a AES-256 encryption. Although no method of transmission over the Internet or electronic storage is 100% secure, we follow all PCI-DSS requirements and implement additional generally accepted industry standards.
IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO PROVIDE PERSONAL INFORMATION
We do not require registration or submission of personally identifiable information to obtain basic access to the Site; however, you may not be able to access all areas and functions of the Site or purchase products or participate in activities.
The Site complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). For more information about COPPA and children’s privacy, please visit http://www.ftc.gov/privacy/privacyinitiatives/childrens.html. When we use the term “parent” below, we mean to include legal guardians.
CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 13
If a child under age 13 wants to use the Site for services or activities requiring registration, the only information we would collect from such child during our registration process is the child’s first name, parent’s e-mail address, child’s birth date, screen name, and password. We collect birth dates to validate the ages of our Site visitors and customers, including children. We do not collect any other personally identifiable information from children during our registration process. We may collect a child’s e-mail address from a parent for the purpose of sending the child e-mail related to the Site or services or activities. For example, we would send a Site newsletter to a child directly at the request of the child’s parent.
We send parents an e-mail requesting affirmative consent to the child’s participation when their child registers on the Site, registers for services and activities or enters a sweepstakes or contest. Before allowing a child under age 13 to participate in any such activity, we send an e-mail to the child’s parent requesting the parent’s affirmative consent to the child’s participation. If the parent gives such consent, we then follow that communication with an e-mail confirmation to the parent and allow the child to participate in the activity. If the parent refuses to allow the child’s participation, or if we do not hear back from the parent within 72 hours, the child’s personally identifiable information will be flagged for deletion from our database. Once a parent affirmatively permits a child to participate, the child will be able to participate in such services or activities without any further notification to the parent. If a child wins a sweepstakes or contest, we notify the parent at the parent’s e-mail address provided to us during the registration process, and the parent will have to mail or fax us a signed note at the address or fax number listed in the rules for the specific contest that says it was permissible for the child to enter, and tells us they will accept the prize for the child. We may publish a winner’s first name, first initial of last name, city, and state of residence on our Site.
CHILDREN BETWEEN THE AGES OF 13 AND 18
INFORMATION FOR PARENTS
Parents should regularly oversee their children’s use of e-mail and website participation. Control tools are available from online services and software manufacturers that can help provide a safe online environment for kids.
We do not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity or service as a condition of participation. Parents may request a review and/or removal of their child’s information at any time by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, which must include the same screen name, password, and e-mail address that their child submitted. To protect the child’s privacy and security, we will take commercially reasonable steps to verify the parent’s identity before granting him or her access to the child’s information.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE / NOTICE OF CHANGES
If our store is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to sell products to you.
OPT-OUT / REMOVAL OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
If you do not want us to send you e-mail or other information, or if you want to cease use of the Site and have your personally identifiable information removed and/or never shared, you can opt-out at the time of registration or at any time thereafter, or request removal at any time, by contacting us by e-mail at email@example.com or by mailing a request to Arctic Zone Products, Attention: Privacy Rights, 36 Dufflaw Road, Toronto, Ontario M6A 2W1, Canada.